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Staying healthy in halls

By LucyMcDonald 07 Nov 2023

Transitioning into life in halls is a big move, and it can be overwhelming at times. It’s important to make sure you’re keeping an eye on your physical and mental wellbeing whilst you’re studying.

Here are some of our top tips for staying healthy in halls!

Have regular meals and eat a healthy diet

Eating a balanced diet can help you feel well and think clearly. While ready meals and takeaways might seem like the most convenient option sometimes, it's often tastier and better for your body to take the time to cook a nutritious meal. If you’ve not quite perfected your culinary skills just yet, why not grab some of your flatmates and cook something together? 

Get enough sleep

This one's a biggie. When you're tired, any worries or anxieties you may have can get blown out of proportion. Getting into a regular sleep routine can help you stay on top of university life, and will give you more energy and focus during the day.

Try something new

Finding a skill, activity, or sport as a student can help build self-confidence which enables you to try new things, learn new information, and take risks. Signing up to a society or joining a sports team is also a great way to meet new people and make friends at university. 

Remember to have fun

University is your chance to explore new things, find your independence, and just have a great time. Finding an activity or hobby you enjoy and find pleasure in can often help your mental health. 

Exercise regularly

Keeping active can help you improve your mental health, and even gentle exercise, like yoga or swimming, can help you relax and manage stress. Building up good habits takes time, but the more you stay active, the easier it becomes. Make the most of your Halls Edge membership and visit the gym on campus! 

Using The Edge Gym as a Halls Student

Don’t forget you have a free Edge Club membership with your halls of residence contract! Your Edge Club membership allows you access to the gym and swimming pool between 6.30-11.30am on weekdays and 7:30 am to 9 pm on weekends

Your membership is already activated, so if you want to access their brand new gym featuring the latest in cardiovascular and resistance machines just visit the reception desk to check in and you can head straight up! If you want to upgrade to a premium membership as a halls student, you can do so for just £127 for the year!

Some activities require booking, so make sure you plan ahead. As a Halls student, you can access any of the 130+ exercise classes they run weekly at any time of the day, so it’s perfect for getting a post-lecture session in. Take a look at the class timetables here! The Edge also has a swimming pool, sauna, and steam room, so why not check out the pool timetable and get yourself in for a swim? 

To find out more about what The Edge has to offer, head to their website.

If you have any questions about your Edge membership contact

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LucyMcDonald Marketing Executive for Residence Life. Fun fact: I'm a Leeds native and I specialised in VFX and CGI before having a career change and getting into the wonderful world of Marketing!
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